I am back to Elemen for their upcoming Taste Zensation for this August. Elemen is a modern vegetarian restaurant that gives customers a great experience in vegetarian foods. You will be surprised on how the chef works wonder on the foods listed in the menu. We were quite impressed with the presentation and the taste of the food. Vegetarian food can be as exciting and delicious as well!

So the Taste Zensation comes in a set of 8 dishes at S$68.80++. So, let me share with you what is available in this set menu and the health benefits of the ingredients used. This is quite interesting and informative as well.

Organic Mulberry Tea
The organic mulberry tea is served individually in a pot along with some bites. Something light and yet refreshing to start off.
elemen vegetarian-Organic Mulberry Tea
Health Benefits:
Mulberry leaves are rich in Vitamins B2,C and K, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. They also contain antioxidants as well as 18 amino acids. The tea relieves colds, coughs, throat infections, inflammation of the eyes, liver and lung problems, supposed to prevent oxidation of cholesterol and consequently keeps the arteries free of fat deposits and hardening of arteries.

Party in the Garden
As imaginative as it can be, this dish is a plate of salad that includes USA Kale, turkey dried white mulberry, beetroot chips and organic tomatoes, chia seeds and beetroot. All these ingredient elements are mixed together to give the fresh crunchy bites.
elemen vegetarian-Salad
Health Benefits:
Beetroot is of exceptional nutritional value; especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. Beetroots are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium. It also been used for medicinal purposes primarily for disorders of the liver as they help to stimulate the liver’s detoxification processes. It is rich in fibre, exerting favourable effects on bowel function, which may assist in preventing constipation and help to lower cholesterol levels too. No wonder each time I had beetroots, I will definitely head to toilet for sure.

5 Elements Soup
Feeling so warmth and blessed with this soup. The soup is filled with china dry white shiitake mushroom, burdock root, radish, radish leaves, carrot, snow lotus seed, bamboo fungus, Chinese golden fungus and red dates. With so many elements in it, the soup is definitely not to waste. The broth was light and yet flavourful in taste.
elemen vegetarian-5 Elements Soup
Health Benefits:
Snow lotus seeds can be found in Tibetan Plateau snow mountain area. It is rich in collagen, protein, keratin algae and amino acids. It has antibacterial properties and can be used as an expectorant medicine. It can enhance blood circulation, promote lower blood pressure and improve the function of kidney and lungs.
Bamboo Fungus contains 7 essential amino acids and 12 metallic ions, and is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, thiamine, riboflavin,niacin, calcium and phosphate. Chinese Golden Fungus packed with collagen and protein. It helps with anti-aging and metabolism. It can also nourish lung functions.

Baked Tomato on Greens
Elemen uses Europe Tomato which explains the size of the tomato. It was prepared with white asparagus, pine seeds, capsicum, parsnip, black truffle and baby spinach. Although there are so many ingredients in it, the taste was kinda bland for me except the tint of truffle taste in it.
elemen vegetarian-Baked Tomato on Greens
Health Benefits:
Pine nuts are good source of plant derived nutrients, essential minerals, vitamins and “heart-friendly” mono-unsaturated fatty acids that help benefit in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood. It helps to reduce heart diseases and cancers.
Parsnips contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients,including dietary fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin C. It helps to control blood pressure and improve digestive system. It can helps to protect from diseases and cancers.

Fiery Crystal Pineapple
When it was served, the first thought that came into my mind was the Lokkee Pineapple dish. Elemen uses Malaysia Crystal Pineapple which explains the size of the pineapple. It is just nice for one person portion. What is inside the pineapple is the winged bean and monkey-head mushroom. It was kinda sweet and savoury combination.
elemen vegetarian-Fiery Crystal Pineapple

elemen vegetarian-Fiery Crystal Pineapple-1
Health Benefits:
Pineapple is rich in Vitamin C, a natural antioxidant that is useful for suppressing coughs, colds and flu symptoms. Pineapple is an excellent source the trace mineral manganese, which is an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses.

Plum Vinegar
After all the dishes, we were served with plum vinegar to balance off the palate before moving on to the next dish.
Elemen-Plum Vinegar

Sunshine Riceberry
My first try on Sunshine riceberry which has a similar texture as brown rice. Elemen uses Thailand Riceberry and topped with Australia zucchini, pumpkin , corn and edible flowers. We were amazed with the elegant presentation. Although the taste of the riceberry was not significant, the ingredients enhanced the texture of the dish. Feeling healthy after having this.
Elemen Vegetarian-Sunshine Riceberry
Health Benefits:
Riceberry rice contains a high level of antioxidants that help our immune systems stay healthy. It has three times more iron than other varieties. The dark purple colour it matures signifies its high nutrition content and gives it a unique appearance when served. It is also extremely high in fiber and bran oil, aids digestion and helps to keep the stomach free from disease.
Pumpkin is also a good source of fibre, as well as a range of vitamins and minerals. It can also reduce cancer risk and it is good for the eyes.

Gelato in Coconut
Lastly, the menu ended with a sweet note. Avocado coconut gelato with peach gum served in coconut. At the end of the dessert, you can dig the coconut flesh out to enjoy as well. It was truly a good ending for the menu. I wish they can consider it as a permanent dessert in their menu.
Elemen-Gelato in Coconut
Health Benefits:
Avocado offers nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving including potassium (which helps control blood pressure), lutien (which is good for your eyes), and folate (which is crucial for cell repair and during pregnancy). It is also good source of B vitamins which help to fight off disease and infection. They also provide vitamins C and E, plus natural plant chemicals that prevent cancer.
Peach gum is a plant-based collagen supplement. Galactose and rhamnose are the main compositions in it. Rhamnose is highly regarded as an effective element to promote healthy and radiant skin.

The menu is available for a limited period from 1st August to End September 2016. Reservations are required with at least 2 days in advance.
*Minimum 2 pax to dine for the set order.*

[Thanks Elemen & Wilfred for the invite. The Health Benefits Information is provided by Elemen for sharing purposes.]
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Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard
#01-75A/76 Millenia Walk
Singapore 039596
Tel: +65 6238 0511

Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday
Lunch – 11:30AM – 4:00PM (Last Order 3.00PM)
Dinner- 5:30PM-10:00PM (Last Order 9:00PM)

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